Rejected scriptures of 100/200/300 AD.


#1

Is there a site where the apocryphal writings can be read? The early Catholic faithful respected all of them and although not the Inspired Word of God they must have been beneficial to read as spiritual/historical sources. I mean of course the writings which were judged not to be inspired by the bishops of the Councils of Laodicea, Hippo, and Carthage between the years 300 and 400 AD when drawing up the canon as we have it today. Also, please, what was the criterion used to judge inspiration.

Peace


#2

Here you go: newadvent.org/fathers/ Scroll all the way down for the Apocryphal books. It goes after the documents of the ancient Councils.


#3

That was quick, did you ever deliver pizzas :slight_smile: Thanks.


#4

[quote=kindlylight]That was quick, did you ever deliver pizzas :slight_smile: Thanks.
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I wish I did. :smiley:


#5

[quote=kindlylight]Is there a site where the apocryphal writings can be read? The early Catholic faithful respected all of them and although not the Inspired Word of God they must have been beneficial to read as spiritual/historical sources. I mean of course the writings which were judged not to be inspired by the bishops of the Councils of Laodicea, Hippo, and Carthage between the years 300 and 400 AD when drawing up the canon as we have it today. Also, please, what was the criterion used to judge inspiration.

Peace
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The essential criterion was whether the work in question was believed by the Church as a whole to be the writing (or dictation) of one of the Apostles. Orthodoxy was a secondary test, but yielded to any strong consensus behind the first (a case in point would be Revelation which some saw as overly sensual and material in emphasizing an earthly resurrection).

Irenicist


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